In this paper, we solve the problem of minimizing the number of crews required for completing a mission within a specified time period in an airlift operation. A heuristic algorithm is developed based on the marginal idle time of the aircraft. Numerical examples are reported, to compare the efficiency of the algorithm with the computer software, GINO, used generally for solving nonlinear programming problems.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Science(all)
- Modeling and Simulation
- Management Science and Operations Research